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News Flash!!!

THS REUNION CRUISE - CELEBRITY SUMMIT - Class of 1956


MAY 12 – MAY 19 – 7 NIGHTS TO BERMUDA ROUND TRIP FROM BAYONNE

SUMMIT is scheduled for refurbishing in February 2019

All bookings will have $50 per cabin on board credit from AAA.

Prices are per person for two in a cabin includes taxes and port charges.

Inside cabin – Category $963.22

Ocean view cabin with picture window – Category 06 – Price $1233.62

Balcony category 2C – Price $1469

I was not able to hold balcony cabins so the balcony price is not guaranteed but hopefully it will be available for a while.

Aqua Suite larger balcony cabin – category A2 – Price $1737.

The suite price is guaranteed.

Please tell anyone you know who may be interested. You do not need to be a Tottenville alumni to come.

Call me at 732-644-4091 or email me at sandandsea@optonline.net if you have questions .

Mary Ann Palmer Popper





HI to all our readers.

We have started a new section:

"It's a Small World"

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If you would like to contribute, please send your writing to richell142@aol.com

We would all like to hear from you!






Arrivals & Passings

By Pat Reischour

Arrivals and Passings



Watch for frequent updates.




Mary Maureen Donohue


An old SI name:
Frank Scarangello, 89
CEO of Scaran Heating and Air Conditioning

THS, Class of '42. Also founding member of South Shore Band.
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FDNY NYPD Trumpet Taps
By Fontaine Piper





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Missing Classmates Lists

Old: Click on the year below to get to the appropriate list.

1958 1959

New: Click on the year below to get to that class directory, and concentrate on the "Unknown" status = Missing.

1956  1960  1961 1965  1966 1967


Class Reunion Information!!

Click on the Year (below) to get the latest info or see the pictures!

1956     1957

1958     1959

1960     1961

1963     1965

1966     1968

1970     1980




2010 SHOP CLASS REUINION
Sent in by: Mike Gorgia-the '78 Class Editor





Pompeii - Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius


Animation made for the Melbourne Museum ,
which This file recreates how the eruption
of Mt. Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii.
You can witness the eruption of
a volcano of over 2000+ years ago.....
Be alert to EVERYTHING ( sights & sounds) that
is happening including:
1. The clouds gliding by,
2. The birds fleeing,
3. The dogs barking,
4. The first steaming of the volcano,
5. The earthquakes,
6. The tiles falling from the roofs because of the earthquakes,
7. The sky turning dark with volcanic debris,
8. The accumulating debris on the roofs,
9. The pyroclastic flows coming down the left side of the mountain,
10.The fires,
11. The buildings collapsing,
12. The pyroclastic flows overcoming the city,
13. The end of the city...... :-(
And be sure to Go Full-Screen. History Buffs will be fascinated













MAXINE



Maxine homemade gifts



Maxine wise men needed in Wash DC








DINNER IN THE FIFTIES AND IT DIDN'T KILL US!!

Pasta had not been invented. It was macaroni or spaghetti.
Curry was a surname.
A takeout was a mathematical problem.
Pizza? Sounds like a leaning tower somewhere.
Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.
All chips were plain.
A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.
Brown bread was something only poor people ate.
Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking.
Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.
Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
Chickens didn't have fingers in those days.
None of us had ever heard of yogurt.
Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
Cooking outside was called camping.
Seaweed was not a recognized food.
'Kebab' was not even a word, never mind a food.
Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold.
Prunes were medicinal.
Surprisingly muesli was readily available. It was called cattle feed.
Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of a real one.
Water came out of the tap.
If someone had suggested bottling water and charging more than gasoline for it they would have become a laughing stock.
The three things that we never ever had on/at our table in the fifties... was elbows, hats and cell phones!

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Note From Rick Hummers

I have purchased three Staten Island specific books from Arcadia Publishing that might interest others? They are all about 7"x10" format, nice heavy glossy paper and are mostly, well captioned, photos. I purchased them on amazon.com, paperback cover for about $17.00 each.

Then and Now - Staten Island     ISBN 978-0-7385-4495-3
Staten Island Ferry     ISBN 978-1-4617-2195-8
Staten Island Rapid Transit     ISBN 978-1-4671-2338-9

Arcadia Publishing
Charleston, South Carolina
843-853-2070
sales@arcadiapublishing.com

Rick Hummers


Dr. Roger Solberg- Class of '71 THS

"The Trumpet" has received the following from Edinboro University in Edinboro, PA-honoring Dr. Roger Solberg-. Roger Solberg was a THS Graduate~ Class of 1971 and went on to achieve many Honors and Degrees.

Here is the entire communication:

Congratulations to Dr. Solberg!






My late younger brother, James and I attended Tottenville High School (so did my older sister Peggy and brother Michael). I have written a book that was just published and thought you may want to let other classmates know about it. It is called:

STAINED GLASS WINDOWS
The life and death of Jimmy Zappalorti

Words Take Flight Books


- Robert T. Zappalorti



I doubt you have ever seen anything like this!

Flying Over America - Simply Beautiful!

- Lee Shake





Are You Starving Your Brain

Sent in by Werner: "B12, seems to work".



Subject: Heteronyms & Homographs



Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning.

A homograph that is also pronounced differently is a heteronym.

You think English is easy?

Someone put in some time to assemble this!

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it...English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square, and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down; in which you fill in a form by filling it out, and in which an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

P.S. - Why doesn't 'Buick' rhyme with 'quick'?



Click this icon to read Pat Naeder's "Medical Advisor" article for February.

Medical image Lets Talk Brain Nutrition.
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Present      DECEMBER
1) Arlene Rahtes (Hansen) '60
1) Loretta Jasina (Wronski) '59
2) Eileen Romer (Whitford) '60
2) James McHugh '67
2) Barbara Coleman '77
2) Craig A. Valentine Curtis '57
3) Gail Greco (Pikul) THS '68
4) Ed Ogilvie '65
5) Roger Stauch '60
7) Martha Hoehn '62
7) Jean Knapp (Nutley) '59
8) Jeff Norman '62
9) Carolyn Corey '60
9) Jeff Sims '67
9) Christopher Lane '68
10) Charles Fricke '60
10) Fred Leerhsen '60
10) Paul Piper '65
10) Kathleen V. Bradley (Duwe) '69
10) Karen Varnum (Norr) '67
12) Richard Pearsall '67
12) Nancy Reid (Schibinger) '58
13) Ron Hunter '62
13) Thomas H. Baur'68
13) Susan Huckvale '68
17) Bruce List '60
17) Ted Kusulas '68
18) Johannah Hughes (Turner) '60
19) Karin Hansen (Vardigan) '62
21) Ronald Kahl '50
21) Carol Odson (Dilks) '60
21) Chris Corapi '69
21) Werner Ledwon '67
22) Sharon Evans (Simpson) '60
22) Jim Benson '59
22) Fontaine Piper '61
23) Ed Mazurek '57
23) Linda Halvorsen (Miesegaes) '67
24) William "Rusty" Bausch '66
25) Kathryn Donnelly (MallaLieu) '59
25) Rosemary Ryan (Imregi) '67
27) Donna Petty (Besignano) '67
28) John S. Olsen '59
28) Jeff Wedinger '59
28) "Dot" Matthews (Judiscak) '70
29) Terry Maresca '69
30) Maria Francavilla (VanName) '68
31) Norma Losey (Niclas) '63
31) Bonnie Lidell (Richter) '84



Present      JANUARY
2) Virginia (Jinnie) Haugland (Ericksen) THS'57
2) Christine Bundesen (Kraus) '64
4) Cliff Andersen'58
5) Barbara Karas (Klaus) '65
5) Pamela Howland (Bechtold) '64
5) William Lund'60
7) Nancy Zoole (Kenney) '63
9) Judy Larsen (Geller) '62
9) John“Jack”Brophy'57
9) Gloria Kruse'63
10) Cathy Nelson'80
11) Donna Whitman (Carter) '81
11) Patti Mann (Siquieros) '67
11) Ronald “Woody” Wood '65
12) Susan Racka (Stork) '67
13) Edna Bossom (Lanahan)'60
13) Jerry Piotrowski'60
13) Craig S. Jantz'69
14) Karen Moccia (Costello) '62
15) Ann Argenziano'60
15) Kenneth Baker'68
16) Claudia Marshall (Alois) '75
16) Eileen McGovern (Raymond) '79
16) William Schubert'59
16) Ephraim Shulman'61
17) William Doty'63
18) Maryann Ratcliffe (Kotlar) '65
18) Christine Cooper (Brown) '68
18) Andrew Lutter'88
19) Susan PetersenPhillips (SouthernRegHS-NJ) '94
19) Harry A.Daniels'59
19) Pamela McFadden (Walker) THS'60
20) Peter Christensen'60
22) Ellen Unger'67
23) Tom Murtha'60
23) George Bowers'66
23) Charlotte Clark'60
25) Richard Gierman (Brooklyn Tech & PS 1)'69
26) Linda Cutler (Hauck)'73
27) Carol Martin (Bogaert) '56
27) Dan Hickey'62
27) Joe Matthews'67
28) Diana Resnick (Rosenberg)'55
28) Hugh Gilchrist'62
28) Janice Kelly (Bausch)'69
29) Willa Kiritz'65
29) Gilberta Madeira (Bogaert) “Beta”'79
29) Nancy Hoehn (Foder)t'68
30) Eunice Schaaf (Cunningham) '59
30) Debby Six (Gregorie) '67
31) Bob Everson (CurtisHS) '57

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